Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wild Woman's Soul

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Wild Woman’s soul
lives halfway between
a cackle and a howl.


She has traveled far
to get to where
the wild things are.


It took years,
under the chatter
of her monkey-mind,
to hear the steady wise voice
of Wild Woman, 
in her soul,
speaking.


Years more, 
to learn to follow
her advice.


Wild Woman’s soul
lives halfway between 
a cackle and a howl.



She has traveled far
to get to where 
the wild things are.




21 comments:

  1. EXcellent! Such truth in a tight package.

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  2. And what a wise soul she is..I live the repetition and power in your words xo

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  3. The weary traveler deserves her rewards!

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  4. Oh, Wise Woman, you have arrived. Howl.
    Love this Sherry.

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  5. Yes, I think I agree. It takes us so long to truly become at ease with and accept who we are.

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  6. And what a wild ride it's been, right? :) I love this, Sherry! Great motifs, like "monkey mind" and "Wild Woman," and how you deliver it with a rhythmic cadence and gorgeous rhymes! Wonderful write! :)

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  7. It is alway heartening to read your wild woman tales making sense of who, what and where we are.

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  8. Between a cackle and a howl . . . love it!

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  9. I LOVE this Sherry. The poem is so YOU.

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  10. A true howling poem of who you are, Sherry. The journey was worth it.

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  11. Love this, Sherry:
    'Wild Woman’s soul
    lives halfway between
    a cackle and a howl'
    and
    'under the chatter
    of her monkey-mind'.

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  12. Monkey mind? Could it not be a bear mind, a coyote mind or a wolf mind? :))

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  13. A skilful and beautiful take on the prompt, Sherry! I especially like the rhythm, it makes the idea of a Wild Woman's soul more vivid.

    And the image you chose to accompany your poem is just brilliant.

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  14. I couldn't wait to read your poem on this topic, and your poem did not disappoint. Loved it.

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  15. Simple yet beautiful words, Sherry! You just get better and better. Big hug!

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  16. So well done Sherry, a skillful and beautiful take indeed.
    Hooray for the Wild Woman!
    Anna :o]

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  17. There is power in repetition, and power in your poem. Amen!

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  18. Your poem inspires, Sherry. I can feel many stories and experiences between the lines.

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